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One way to rerail a 100 ton loaded coal car from derailment 40' from tracks!

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After 7 cars or so went on the ground in Nashua NH with the Wabash NS 1070 leading, crews show how you can rerail loaded cars with the track 40' or so away and the railbed absolute junk with rotten ties and mangled metal all over. The sideboom dozers earn their keep with their ability to lift and maneuver heavy loads all the time. The derailment happened on March 7, 2013 and the cleanup started on March 9.
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Al Smith (9 days ago)
The crawlers with the booms are called sidewinders. I grew up right along the Western Maryland tracks.
Tony Franklin (11 days ago)
How does a crash like that happen in the first instance, what were the primary and if any secondary causal factors?
Y YIII (14 days ago)
Nice filming! That would make great training video for new railway associates.
Y YIII (14 days ago)
The people standing next to the derailed car are idiots. With tension on those cables and chain they will be dead if one breaks loose and slices them in half!!
Hugh E (14 days ago)
I'll bet that's one tow cable without any kinks in it after they got done.
perry M (19 days ago)
we have walked back a derailed locomotive that was approx 40 yards from track using nothing but rail jacks and ties and re railed it. thanks too the old guys who are disappearing quickly for all the tricks
Michael Hudecek (20 days ago)
Thank you!!!
Ronnie G (25 days ago)
Amazing feat, but these cars didn't seem 40' from the track, they were right over it.
R Clark (24 days ago)
Ronnie, the tracks that mattered were 40' plus from the cars that were off the tracks below them. Thanks for watching.
AffordBindEquipment (29 days ago)
14:54 if that steel cable let go, it could cut that guy right in half....
Michael Hudecek (20 days ago)
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
hypercube33 (24 days ago)
Yep. "Never stand between a tractor and a trailer" - words of advice from my grandfather who had seen some shit in his day. You never get between two wagons, or trailers, or stand next to cables or something that can tip over or run you over and you go home with 10 fingers and 10 toes
Kansa City Shuffle (29 days ago)
Pretty much the best way
Alexander Stollznow (1 month ago)
2 down. 5 to go.
Robert Miller (1 month ago)
Just goes to show how much that car is worth to pay all those workers must mean it's worth much more then that otherwise they would just topple it over and leave it there so dont believe it when they say they cant afford to pay us what we are worth
R Clark (1 month ago)
Robert, there were several other cars stuck on the trestle they had to get to too and I'm not sure just toppling the cars over and a good chunk of the coal going into the river would've flown, lol. It did block the only track heading north and keeping the few important customers supplied (including the BUD plant) was I'm sure of utmost importance too. Plus NS had three of their locomotives trapped on the north side of this mess that brought the majority of the train to the plant. Thanks for watching.
Jim Dieseldawg (1 month ago)
I can't believe that the NS "in charge guy" stood so close to the cable under tension. The cold may have given him a better chance with his blood loss but after a long hospital stay, he would not have been able to reach his beer on the bar. Madness. Just another example of the "ah'm wearin' mah safety vest, damnit" culture that claims lives every year.
R Clark (1 month ago)
Jim, it seems this caught the eye of many that have watched the video I made and was one of the first eye openers when I was on the scene. I've been around snapping chains and light cables (out of the snap zone I might add respecting them) but with a locomotive pulling on this cable losing all traction at times and the car shifting as they "sideboom" dozers yanked this way and that it was shocking they were in the middle of things. It made we wonder just how often they trusted the cables in this way. Thanks for watching.
cdouglas1942 (1 month ago)
Difficult tedious work in unpleasant conditions. Video could have been half its length but fast forward saved the day. Periodic screen crawlers helped understand what was going on, thanks.
347chas (1 month ago)
Great camera work Rich, thanks for the video.
lawrence carr (25 days ago)
@R Clark this was so cool I subscribed
R Clark (1 month ago)
Thanks and glad you enjoyed.
Bill Scott (1 month ago)
Headed for Bow?
R Clark (1 month ago)
Yes, but coal trains are basically done coming through the area sadly as we used to have 2-4/week when things were busy.
Bill Scott (1 month ago)
Whoever owns the tracks should do a little maintenance
R Clark (1 month ago)
Hi Bill, Guilford/ Pan Am isn't known for the track maintenance and if it weren't for the passenger upgrades and NS on the western part of the line the improvements would be few ;).
Christopher Dibble (1 month ago)
Engineer's don't wave from the trains anymore; not like they did back in 1954 i still get a tear in my eye when i hear that lonesome whistle in the night.
David James (1 month ago)
They should have used 4 of those yellow machines (2 in front and 2 in back) and they could have done it quicker. That is one strong ass cable pulling the loaded car. Impressive.
Maurice Ryton (1 month ago)
Standing in the path of that cable should it break is not a good idea. It can cut you in half under that pressure.
R Clark (1 month ago)
Yes Maurice, it's been talked about several times and the first thing I noticed when filming on site how loosely they respected or valued what a snapping cable would do. Can you say OSHA field day, lol. Have a good day.
Tom Gentes (1 month ago)
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Joe's train world videos (1 month ago)
I subscribed. Joe from Germany. 😀😃😃
Joe's train world videos (1 month ago)
Wow. Interesting. But bad accident.
Sanjeev Pereira (2 months ago)
Great vedio and great work to the crew working
James W. Barrett (2 months ago)
Nice work!
R Clark (2 months ago)
If that was meant for me, thanks lol.
slagcat (3 months ago)
At 11:00 min (the sideboom) tractor
R Clark (3 months ago)
Slagcat, I realize they are called “side booms” more than sidewinders but since I heard the people on site of this derailment I chose to stick with sideboom. Not challenging your “engineer” status just relaying what I came across seeing they are seen as the same by some. Did another search and came up with this and even more interesting to me is my video used at the end which I didn’t know till now. Have a good day. http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2019/01/mow-sidebooms-dozer-with-boom-and.html?m=1
slagcat (3 months ago)
@R Clark sideboom is a track type tractor ,I think that I would know as an Operating Engineer also used in pipelines also used to rerailing locomotives and cars.
R Clark (3 months ago)
Slagcat, I know some disagree but my experiences told me many say Botha’s this quote says “Sidebooms or sidewinders are dozers with a boom hinged on the left side and a counterweight hinged on the right side. Also, a hoist works is mounted on the counterweight side. They were developed to help lay oil pipelines. But they have proven to be useful in handling freight cars and locomotives. Especially for cleaning up derailments.”. Thanks for watching.
Carole Raggio (3 months ago)
Great job.
john Doe (3 months ago)
Guess there is no kinda hydraulic remote control jacks that can push it up and then sideways a little at a time, repeat, until back on tracks. I think they took out some 15' of ties to make that happen.
john Doe (3 months ago)
Shouldn't the man standing next to the chain move ? if chain breaks it could whiplash, maybe kill him?
Kepler Gso (3 months ago)
Workers needed much ingenuity to remove and replace wagons !
damarion price (5 months ago)
PERFECTO!!!!!!!!!
Dimi Domo (5 months ago)
Real nice video recording R. Clark. Looks as if NS used their own equipment and there was no need for a 3rd party rerailer. Job well done and I'm sure we'll paid.
Pennsylvania District Railfan (5 months ago)
That weighs as much as a Blue Whale. More or less
JAG (5 months ago)
Many years ago, around 1970 I believe 3 rail cars of coal derailed and overturned in Dickinson, North Dakota. Northern Pacific was prompt and had the cars uprighted and back on the tracks, san coal, in about a week. In less than 5 days every lump of that coal mysteriously disappeared during the night. Oh, did I mention this was in January? NoDaks recognize a good lump of coal when they steal one but no one cared. It was a public service.
Lofts Sympatico (16 days ago)
It's amazing how when there is trouble. the scumbags and looters will appear out of nowhere, and 'disappear' anything of value, simply because they can get away with it. Bad enough- the train had the accident, especially as railroading today is not that profitable. Criminal opportunists are a scourge on society. We suffer losses from OUR yard regularly, and our tiny company lost $82,000 last year!
Harold Reardon (5 months ago)
Probably the worst thing to do is have the RR official there to tell those guys what to do. Best thing to do is get out of the way and watch them take care of the mess. No need to unload the cars, pick them up and walk them over to good track and to hell with dragging them through the debris and slop. Very counter productive. Someone will get hurt. * no point in 'welding' chains to hold the truck together, that's what the hooks are for.
francobobfred (5 months ago)
I think the winner of the Strong Man competition should have been used instead of a locomotive 😁
Joey Del (6 months ago)
I’m sorry Ik I’m really late but this was in Nashua NH???!!
Brad Hardy (6 months ago)
A loaded coal hopper weighs way more then just 100 tons. A loaded corn hopper weighs 130 tons . So the much more dense coal is closer to 140 tons each .
R Clark (6 months ago)
Brad, easy as I never said you’re numbers were wrong! I have seen enough cars and the gross and net weight figures posted. Wasn’t trying to stir a hornets nest and was being sincere with my answer. You wonder why things get worked up into needless high blood pressure. Take care.
Brad Hardy (6 months ago)
@R Clark I worked for the soo line railroad for 10 years as a conductor and Engineer so it's not like I was pulling those numbers out of my ass . I know for a fact what the numbers are.
R Clark (6 months ago)
I know it weighs more than that just used that for a “figure of speech “ in the title and didn’t want to be accused of over stating the weight lol. Some even commented the cars didn’t even have coal in them even though the snow is clearly on the mounds of coal. 🧐. Have a good one.
Daveyboy _ (6 months ago)
how do i get a job like that? Standin around , looks awesome
james bolem (8 months ago)
Nice video, I filmed this a long while back on a recovery job https://youtu.be/iAZkvDKomhs
theandymano (8 months ago)
Only on Guilford!
Indrid Cold (9 months ago)
It was a beautiful winter's day.
Theo N de Bray (9 months ago)
As the wagons roll away, all that horrible creaking & cracking, indicative of some seriously lacking rail maintenance.
R Clark (9 months ago)
Yup. If you follow the way they maintained things you would not be surprised. I have old videos of the coal trains running at 30-35 on many of the sections that are now 10-15 tops!! PanAm/Guilford relied more on NS and others for upgrades it seemed through the years.
Jay Patchy (9 months ago)
I like how the Russians do a similar job with just a short rail. placed on four heavy duty hydraulic jacks , No huge machinery and incinvenience
Charles Weager (9 months ago)
I wonder how much that cost compared with spending a few quid on proper maintenance? It strikes me that this neglect is common on US minor, but important lines.
R Clark (9 months ago)
IMO the proper maintenance has been neglected so long now that simple upgrades are not viable in many areas. These guys can’t even keep their motive power up to snuff lol but they have purchased several older CSXT units . The dinosaur power made for good viewing 🤓.
Michael Galle (9 months ago)
... men at work ...
Maine Railfan© (9 months ago)
I am surprised they didn't call in the wreck train for this.
Maine Railfan© (9 months ago)
​@R Clarkthe dozers are on the ED set. It would have been a lot easier if they had put down steel pads like they normally do so the wheels wouldn't dig into the ground. I have always wondered why they didn't buy two more dozers to make wreck recovery easier.
R Clark (9 months ago)
They did 🤓 and it was parked in yard. I can’t recall if it came from East Deerfield or Waterville, thinking East Deerfield.
DoctorArt PhD (9 months ago)
These clean up crews are not the brightest bulbs in the box.
norbertdx (7 months ago)
IMO its human nature to criticize others performance rather than do it ourselves. I'm just saying.
R Clark (9 months ago)
Maybe true but don’t get in their way lol. Thanks for the chuckle and yes I was saying WTF a few times witnessing this firsthand especially with the cable and what would happen if it snapped!!
WJack97224 (9 months ago)
Excellent video. Do the "trucks" get removed and inspected when the coal car is back in the yard. Well done. Good on ya mate.
R Clark (9 months ago)
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/428273/
R Clark (9 months ago)
I responded once and here I will again, lol. Normally I am able to buffer my still shot camera shutter noise from the video better but being so tight for space I couldn't give myself space. I didn't mute out the noise in post processing either, sorry. Here are a couple of my still shots, "the clicking" :). https://www.railpictures.net/photo/428294/
R Clark (9 months ago)
Since I had little space of my own the digital camera I was shooting with is in the video. I could have muted it out but didn’t and just a problem taking both video and stills. I usually can get away to buffer the sound, sorry.
cellogirl11RW (9 months ago)
@R Clark What's with all the clicking?
WJack97224 (9 months ago)
@R Clark, Thanks. I have no knowledge of RR but my guess is those trucks got a good eyeballin'. Regards.
SCL Pete (9 months ago)
Well those coal cars weigh 200,000 pounds or so it's not like HO where the giant hand can pick them up and re-rail them.
Brian notafan (9 months ago)
love to see a giant hand appear grab car & put back on track & say godamn it
railtrolley (9 months ago)
The Hand of God, or also known as the the 0-5-0 shunter.
Chaz Man (9 months ago)
Ha ha ha ha ha
Brian notafan (9 months ago)
huston we have a problem
michael - anthony Watchdog (10 months ago)
Was that the Corman crew? We did a few big jobs with them when I was with Winters Rigging doing derailments. A very dangerous job but a lot of fun too. Everyone must be on their 'A' game. We had 43 cars in the Susquehanna River to fish out of the water in the middle of winter @ 5 below zero. Many loaded propane tankers, coal hoppers, and boxcars. We had to re-lay 12 miles of panels (new track) that got tore up. 24 hr round the clock, 2 -12 hr shifts. Took us 3 days to complete the job. We used 9 semi's, 1 rollback, light plants and generators, 2 side booms, 2 D-9's, 2 crane trucks, a complete repair shop on wheels, trailer full of extra parts and rolls of new winch cables and chains, a fuel truck, our food wagon and plenty of dry gloves, coveralls, boots and dry jackets. It was said that the railroad loses 1 million dollars per hour for every hour the tracks are blocked so time is at the utmost importance next to safety! The good ole days!
michael - anthony Watchdog (9 months ago)
Thanks for responding. Great work done by all! @R Clark
R Clark (9 months ago)
No that was Pan Am's / Guilford's own wreck train with a Norfolk Southern person in with the crew as it was one of their coal trains on Pam Am's trackage.
Tanya Smith (10 months ago)
UNBELIEVABLE!!! My son and I were looking at train videos and this was the third one we clicked on to watch. The description (One way to re-rail a 100 ton loaded coal car from derailment 40' from tracks!) looked interesting and the length perfect for what we wanted to see, a massive re-railment from a de-railment. Imagine our shock when we saw it said Nashua. I didn't think it could be NH. Of the thousands of train videos online, the third one we click on is from our (New) hometown! This happened less than three months before we moved here. Thank you for this video not only for that, but it is definitely one of the best derailment ones I have ever seen! Now, we have to find out where it is from where we are. Just amazing! Thank you!!!
R Clark (9 months ago)
Hi Tanya, I’ve been meaning to ask if you and your son actually go out and watch trains trackside much? If so and you want to railfan sometime I don’t go out much but when I head out to western Massachusetts or even New York for the day you’re welcome to come if it fits your schedule. Let me know, thanks.
R Clark (10 months ago)
Just north of you, Bedford.
Tanya Smith (10 months ago)
@R Clark Yep, found it! It is two miles from here. I've bought furniture from the store just south of the site. Love that small world thing too. I've noticed a few of your videos are local. Do you live near here as well?
R Clark (10 months ago)
Tanya, thanks for the nice reply and I always a amazed by the "small world syndrome" and in this case. If the link works here is the site of the derailment if you follow the RR tracks and just below the Nashua River above Bridge St. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nashua,+NH/@42.7646205,-71.452307,17.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e3b0e42dfabf85:0xb6660811428bea55!8m2!3d42.7653662!4d-71.467566 Hope this helps, Rich
R Clark (3 months ago)
RJ, as you can see if you read my description it says “sideboom” and I made a typo in the film as many spectators call them “sidewinder “ including people there and I stayed with it as they are seen as the same to many. Now, you should research yourself as “dossier” has no place in your comment and maybe you need to see it’s definition 🤓. Those dozers are medium size and certainly not “big ass” as you state seeing the ones I work on are much larger (D-8,D-9, D-10 and TD-25’s). Thanks for viewing.
Maine Railfan© (9 months ago)
These two are D-8G's if I recall.
RJ Myers (10 months ago)
Good filming, you need to research the equipment better the Big ass Bulldozers are equipped with side boom wenches, so the are called Side Boom Dossers. The pipe line industry also uses side boom Dossers.
july James (11 months ago)
Meat and potatoes kinda job! These guys really earn their paychecks.
TheRantingCabby (11 months ago)
Sure as heck wouldn't want to be around that cable if it broke. That looked like an insane amount of tension on it.
Jleed989 (11 months ago)
Wouldn’t it be better to unload the cars first?
Joe Rader (11 months ago)
thats some strong ass chain!! does antbody know if there is a ho scale model of the sidewinders? or good diagrams that could be used?
Dale olson (1 year ago)
Some day their luck is going to run out. Some one will be hurt or killed by a cable or chain.
DDA40Xman (9 months ago)
Or hit by lightning, or a drunk driver... There is danger in everything we do.
Paradise Road (1 year ago)
...they could have used less "supervisors" and more shovelers...do they even sell hand shovels anymore?...
Fido Lost (1 year ago)
Were the rotten ties caused by the river under the rail bridges? Did the river have a tendency to overflow and flood the tracks? Is it also possible that the bridges make the nearby tracks and steel rails freeze faster, thus accelerating their wear and tear?
Bob Gallo (1 year ago)
Amazing what can be done with the sidebooms. Got to see it first hand on the B&LE. Penn Erection was the contractor, I do believe.
rats arsed (1 month ago)
Keep those stories about Penn full Erection to yer self.
Trevor Thomas (1 year ago)
I would have just picked it up with my hand and placed it back on the track. Much quicker that way.
Trains Of Kansas2 (1 month ago)
Trevor Thomas same but I’m not a giant 😂😂😂😂
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mmi16 (1 year ago)
Retired railroader with 51+ years. Worked too many derailments with railroad wrecking cranes and with off track contractors. Wreck clearance, as this video demonstrates, proves that the steel wheel on the steel rail is much more efficient than the steel wheel on natures own ground. Wreck cranes took a tremendous amount of time to get blocked up and stabilized to make a lift, and then have the blocking knocked down and reset to make another lift. Railroads eliminated the use of wreck cranes in the late 80's and early 90's and wreck clearance is done by off track contractors these days. Don't know how many more clearance operations the supervisor that was standing within 'snap radius' of the cable that was being used to tow the car toward the rail will have - cable snaps and his top half will no longer be connected to his bottom half.
John Gilbert (1 year ago)
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harry Bobb (1 year ago)
It would have been cool to use a steam locomotive to do all the pulling the cars onto the rails though instead of the very loud whines of that damn diesel i like the chug of a steam locomotive instead of a sound of a diesel locomotive very annoying thats one of the biggest mistakes that in railroading history is to bring the diesel locomotives into service the railroad companies should have kept making steam locomotives because they could have made a steam locomotive burn off a propane or a pressurized natural gas tank or burn a fuel oil base fuel or corn stocks or wood chips or corn pellets or it could burn tree leaves collected by citys road crews instead of a coal fire that was dirty
R Clark (1 year ago)
MMI 16. I was amazed that they were so casual about being in the snap zone myself as your end result if it did snap paints a vivid bit true picture. I was lucky to be close enough to catch the operation where most times you wouldn’t be so fortunate. Maybe a few in the biz can get so E valuable information from the video. Thanks for the comment
Bryan Doyle (1 year ago)
Pulling the derailed cars while they are suspended by tow cranes, wow!
Dave Pike (1 year ago)
If u ever need any advice, contact me. B glad to help you, friend.
tony mulhall (1 year ago)
love these video`s
Dave Pike (1 year ago)
As a professional videographer in a television station, you zoom too much.
R Clark (1 year ago)
Well I wanted to get a clearer view of things when I got home, not everyday I plan on filming an accident like this and it shows the detail of things better IMO. This is just a hobby for me and combining with still shots, thanks for the advice.
rick botkin (1 year ago)
Not easy re-railing a 143 ton car!
hawkeye0248 (1 year ago)
I hope those 2 guys guiding the sideboom dozers got danger pay (or a dismissal ... lol) for their work.
Shawn Floyd (1 year ago)
Cool to watch! Those sidewinder bulldozers can really lift! Ive seen them lift locomotives.
1001steve1001 (1 year ago)
Fuck standing next to that chain under tension!!!
R M Merced (1 year ago)
No doubt every single worker of this crew knew what the heck they were doing. It was like a ballet performing at their best. Synchronized moves to perfection!
thirdgengta (1 year ago)
Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!
John Siever (1 year ago)
Why not move closer o good rail drop tucks then set them on rail plck Caruso And set itinerary centering pin ? That's How We did it 5 year with the 583 n 572pipelayers.
C Q (1 year ago)
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Geoffrey Lee (1 year ago)
Must have been something in the day three rail lines, wow.
The GeForce (1 year ago)
Awesome video! Curious about what camera you use?
Diesel Locomotive Fan (1 year ago)
Really appreciate your great work. I'm a Nevada ol boy, like the heat and crave the sun. I could never have even considered going out in the weather the video started with, no matter how mild you northerners you may consider it. I tried to record twice over four hours, but my camera shut down, too hot, 105 degrees by 10 am,, May 27th, so maybe it takes all types. Anyway, thanks for recording this operation.
sgt2dog (1 year ago)
Just a great job, recording for posterity the how it's done. Thanks for posting.
deltavee2 (1 year ago)
Fascinating stuff even to a non-rail buff like myself. Thanks for the post!
kpadmirer (1 year ago)
Good thing it didn't happen in a tunnel or on a trestle.
Greatdome99 (1 year ago)
Uh, it did. Can't you see the derailed cars on the bridge in the background???
Albert Cyphers (1 year ago)
Let me guess... We'll save money on the deferred maintenance so we can finance the Christmas party
Mutlap (1 year ago)
companies choose between maintaining or replace
Tu te Kohe (1 year ago)
Nice clear steady video.
Linda Adams (1 year ago)
Dang !! What a flipping Mess !! Those 'side-winders' ? are Awesome !!! :) Had my nose to the screen...lol
Sheila Walker (1 year ago)
Those crawlers are retired logging skidders. Real low budget railway?
Patrick the Welder (1 year ago)
@michael king You`re wrong yourself, it are pipelayers. Pipelayers have counterweights, so they can lift pipelines in threnches far from the centerpoint of gravety off the pipelayers(sidebooms). The railroad is just repurposing the sidebooms for lifting railcars.
michael king (1 year ago)
you're both wrong, those tractors are built only for the purpose of lifting railcars and locomotives, they have a movable offset counterweight on the side opposite of the boom. a logging skidder handles loads from the rear, and would not lift that much weight. a pipe layer maybe might be able to handle the weight, but usually doesn't have the movable offset counterweight, and yes you can buy the tractors, but they cost a pretty penny, even used.
Tu te Kohe (1 year ago)
Sheila Walker those crawlers are dedicated Pipe-Laying tractors. You can buy them new still from Caterpillar. They are used for laying long lengths of large diameter pipe.
froggleggers (1 year ago)
What did it do, derail on a bridge?
loganbaileysfunwithtrains (1 year ago)
Great video the should bulldoze the bed so the cars cannot sink when they are dragging them to the rail head
bestamerica (1 year ago)
' train trailer box is a really so heavy weight
NightDan709 (1 year ago)
I watched all the way to 19:45 to see the coal car rerailed and that part was cut out straight to the coal car already rerailed rolling on the tracks. The whole reason for clicking on the title of this video was to watch the workers rerail the coal car from start to finish. Thumbs down for me.
Thomas Fox (1 year ago)
We in the UK have narrow cuttings ,so this loaded re rail procedure would not be possible . Is derailment mostly to do with the track alignment gauge or the waggon undercarriage failure ?
rebelyank6361 (1 year ago)
Thomas Fox Unfortunately it is due to absolutely junk track. Here in New Hampshire rail ownership has gone from bad to worse over the decades from Boston & Maine through Guilford and Pan Am and in some instances the state now owns the rails. With each owner less has been done until now when absolutely nothing is being repaired and hundreds of miles of tracks have been torn up. As you see here that is a 3 track bridge with only 1 set of rails left in use.
WJack97224 (2 years ago)
Really cool how the dozers and train and everyone coordinated this recovery of the loaded coal car. Thanks.
WJack97224 (2 years ago)
I never saw "sidewinder" dozers in action. Neat.
ΝΟΜΛ (2 years ago)
lucky the chains didn't snap considering how close the workers were standing to them -_-
Steve Gingo (2 years ago)
Thanks for your patience in obtaining this most interesting video!
R Clark (2 years ago)
R Clark Thanks Steve, I wish I got more of when they retrieved the ones from the trestle but was there for almost a half of day and didn't have planned even that much time, lol. I tell myself it could've been nothing if they wanted to boot me out at first. Just imagine yourself tucked into a line of shrubs and thicket with a camera and camcorder on a tripod trying to get good views and not be a nuisance as that was me, lol. Glad you enjoyed.
john15207 (2 years ago)
was hoping to see another part to see the rest removed its so facinating to watch
R Clark (2 years ago)
Me too, but I was there for the better part of a morning and didn't have planned to be there all day. I'm glad I got what I did but I still wish myself how the trestle part went too. I tell myself it could've been nothing if they wanted to boot me out at first. Just imagine yourself tucked into a line of shrubs and thicket with a camera and camcorder on a tripod trying to get good views and not be a nuisance as that was me, lol. Glad you enjoyed.
jambocoo (2 years ago)
Awesome video, man they got their work cut out for them, would have loved to have watched the entire clean up process, very interesting to see how this stuff is done. Thanks for sharing !.
R Clark (2 years ago)
Thanks and your welcome. Glad so many are enjoying the video as I would've liked to stay for when they got the ones off the trestle but I wanted to go catch some other trains also that day with a tight schedule.